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Hans-Dieter Flick: I took Bayern job out of loyalty

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Hans-Dieter Flick claims that he accepted the Bayern job offer as a show of loyalty to his former club

Bayern Munich sacked their coach Niko Kovach earlier this week. As a result, the club handed over the reins to their former player Hans-Dieter Flick.

The German title-holders were torn apart by Eintracht Frankfurt away from home. As a consequence, Niko Kovac was fired by the Bayern management. The club then took the decision to appoint one of their former players as an interim manager.

Hans-Dieter Flick, as mentioned in a report by Goal.com, claimed that he took the Bayern job as a gesture of showing loyalty to his former club. Moreover, the ex-Germany assistant coach talked about the challenge he will face at his new job.

“It happened very quickly. It was clear that I would step in out of loyalty to the club, but it’s a huge challenge for me.

“I want to talk to all the players and tell them again what they are capable of and what they do, and I want the team to take initiative and show their quality,” Hans-Dieter Flick explained.


“We have to focus on what’s ahead. I’m really happy that we’ve been able to bring (new assistant) Hermann Gerland on board. The team hold him in very high regard.”